waste management

 
Accra's mayor on his city's greatest challenges
Accra's mayor on his city's greatest challenges
Mohammed Adjei Sowah is acutely aware of the limits of his own power. The mayor of the Accra metropolitan area — the heart of Ghana’s...
Letters to the editor: April 26 to May 2
Letters to the editor: April 26 to May 2
Some years ago we were told that the introduction of thicker plastic bags would help to solve the problem of plastic waste. Most people realised at...
Your recycling isn’t being recycled
Your recycling isn’t being recycled
Sunday mornings are frantic at Pikitup depots in Johannesburg. Filled by the previous day’s chopping, mowing and decluttering, queues of bakkies...
Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market
Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market
We all know that water stress is South Africa’s problem and that in the next few decades we will reach a point where our water availability...
Kinshasa is drowning in waste
Kinshasa is drowning in waste
The area in front of Kinshasa's main station is bustling with activity. And everybody has to make their way through piles of garbage. Passing vehicles whirl up plastic and...
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
Standing on the highest hill in Delmas, you can see the modern story of Mpumalanga playing out in every direction. A mix of dust and haze fades out...
Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons
Yes, you can recycle your paper cups and milk cartons
We use them every day: cups of take-away coffee on the way to work, cartons of milk and juice, a box of popcorn and a cup of our favourite...
Greening Awards: Editor's Note and Categories
Greening Awards: Editor's Note and Categories
Our annual Greening Awards are a chance to inject some much-needed hope into the world. So much is going wrong, especially when it comes to our...
Community Conservation and Resilience
Community Conservation and Resilience
South Africa’s greatest constraint is water. In a water-scarce country, planning has to focus on protecting this resource so it benefits the...
Waste and Chemical Management
Waste and Chemical Management
South Africa’s landfills are nearly at full capacity. They are also a colossal waste of resources, with everything from old eggs to broken prams...
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Globally there has never been this much concern about what plastic is doing to us. In Johannesburg this means that from next week households will...

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